Maelu Designs

Hand block printed textiles // always sustainable

Block print fabrics are incredibly unique and beautiful and I'm officially kind of obsessed. Each piece of fabric is different because the designs are literally hand stamped onto the fabric one by one, using a number of wooden blocks in different shapes and sizes.

The cloth is first hand stamped with a number of different blocks depending on the amount of colors and complexity of the design.

The fabric is then processed in a wash, which is when the colors really begin to come through and become established on the cotton.

The fabric is then laid out in the sun to dry, further setting the color in the textiles.

After drying, the fabric is washed again and ironed to fix the color permanently. So much goes into this process making each piece of fabric a true work of art.